"Learning with Video is as Effective as the Classroom - And that's a Problem"
- "Scientists of the RUB department for Neurophysiology have proven that we
don't need to actively explore new environments in order to learn but that
passively watching new information on a computer screen leads to the same
sustained changes in the strengths of nerve cell connections in the
brain....The research is really good news for Khan Academy and the model of
the flipped classroom. In this model children watch Khan's or other
educational videos at home to learn the essentials and then do experiments
and homework in the classroom with the teacher and their peers. If the
findings of Manahan-Vaughan are correct, the effect of watching a lecture at
home would be of the same quality as learning the topic in class."
This is interesting news for teachers who are using the flipped classroom